What is another word for animosity?

Synonyms for animosity
ˌæn əˈmɒs ɪ tian·i·mos·i·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. animositynoun

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, enmity, opposition, hatred

    Antonyms:
    peace

  2. animositynoun

    Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.

    Synonyms:
    hatred, enmity, acrimony, opposition

    Antonyms:
    peace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. animosity

    Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion," Shakespeare Hamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    anger, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, temper, vexation, wrath

    Antonyms:
    amiability, charity, forbearance, gentleness, leniency, lenity, long-suffering, love, mildness, patience, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, self-control, self-restraint

    Preposition:
    Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animosity, animus, bad bloodnoun

    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

    Synonyms:
    animus, bad blood

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. animositynoun

    Synonyms:
    malignity, virulence, bitterness, rancor, hostility, hatred, hate, enmity, grudge, rankling, spleen, ill-will, heart-burning

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. animositynoun

    Synonyms:
    malignity, rancor, hatred, virulence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "animosity":

    animus, enmity, hostility, ill-will, runner, hatred, hostile, resentment

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How to use animosity in a sentence?

  1. The President:

    The longer that we allow the political rhetoric of late to continue and the longer that we tacitly accept it, we create a permission structure that allows the animosity in one corner of our politics to infect our broader society, and animosity breeds animosity.

  2. Mark Davis:

    I don't think there's racial animosity here, this lacks the elements that made Ferguson explosive.

  3. Robert Jordan:

    The backdrop of animosity and of proxy wars has been getting more dramatic, we need to make it clear that we’re not simply singing ‘Kumbayah’ with Iran and that we still see them as a revolutionary state.

  4. Peter Engel:

    There was never any animosity between people.

  5. House Speaker John Boehner:

    I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible, and I think that the pressure that they've put on him over the last four or five years have frankly pushed him to the point where he had to speak up.


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